Motivating Quotes

  • The Philadelphia region does have capital, but there's no concentration of it.
  • We take what we think are the tools of spiritual transformation into our own hands and try to sculpt ourselves into robust Christlike specimens. But spiritual transformation is primarily the work of the Holy Spirit. He is the Master Sculptor.
  • I actually had a movie green lit at Disney the same week 'Burlesque' was green lit - a movie for Disney called 'Mash-Up', about a high school marching band.
  • There's a fine line between patriotism and corn.
  • I must be free... free to do what I like, say what I like, write what I like, within the limits prescribed for me by my own sense of what is seemly and fitting.
  • I don't know if it's a actor thing or just growing as an adult, but the best thing I've learned is that everyone wants to do a great job, and everyone wants you to do a great job, too!
  • Please don't begin to believe that the American political establishment is anything but a corrupt puppet of oligarchy.
  • The virtue of the civil partnerships scheme lay in the attempt to treat the needs of gay and lesbian couples as what they are, not to bundle them into some other category.
  • To sit next to Walter Hill, and to be able to exchange ideas back and forth, and for him to be able to tell you that he likes what you're doing - I don't know. I kind of pinch myself.
  • Behavior is mutable. It changes from place to place. It's like accents, dialect - it varies from one area to another. But there are universal truths about what it means to be a human being. All the other stuff is like applique. Learning that was interesting to me and probably useful for becoming an actor.
  • We partner with movies that stand for more than the latest bestseller.
  • My dear friend Jimmie Dodd was the heart and the soul of The Mickey Mouse Club.
  • Life isn't all beer and skittles, but beer and skittles, or something better of the same sort, must form a good part of every Englishman's education.
  • On the grounds of prestigious musical organizations that come and go, New York has the edge.
  • It's fantastic that the world is becoming more open to different ways of working, but we still have a long way to go in terms of changing perceptions.
  • If I'm not working, I'm either sleeping or preparing for the next day of work.
  • Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
  • It is okay to be an outsider, a recent arrival, new on the scene - and not just okay, but something to be thankful for... Because being an insider can so easily mean collapsing the horizons, can so easily mean accepting the presumptions of your province.
  • Some may seek revenge, but this is not our policy.
  • Good-byes are hard, but life is about changes.
  • Clubbing energy efficiency with renewable energy will give us the much-needed window to incubate the renewable energy sector, particularly large solar, without having to increase the price of electricity.
  • When I was a boy, I wanted to be a Ninja. Now I am a man, now I am a Ninja.
  • Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound.
  • Nobody in this world thinks they're having enough sex. Watch any night on television, or any comedian in a nightclub, and every other joke is about people who aren't getting enough.
  • The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.
  • Loyalty to the true, core values and roots of democracy is what makes a true patriot, not loyalty to a symbol of the country.
  • As a city, we have to face the reality that New York's minority communities experience a disproportionate share of violent crime.
  • We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems.
  • I am quite hard to live with, and I know that if I go through a bad run, I'm not the best company and am best left alone. But I'm not nearly as bad as people like to make out.
  • One thing I would say is real cops have real gallows senses of humor and make incredibly funny and inappropriate jokes in the presence of dead people all the time.
  • When it's working, what acting is really about is getting into the essence of a moment in a creative, joyous way - through whatever frees you up.
  • I believe with a lot of support shows, people are very much there to see the headliner. You don't necessarily have their full attention, and some of what we do requires a lot of silence.